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Miguel R. Tinker Salas

Leslie Farmer Professor of Latin American Studies and Professor of History and Chicana/o Latina/o Studies; Coordinator of Latin American Studies
  • Expertise

    Expertise

    Professor Miguel Tinker Salas is an authority on the political and social issues confronting Latin America. He is the author of Venezuela: What Everyone Needs to Know; The Enduring Legacy: Oil, Culture and Society in Venezuela; co-editor with Steve Ellner of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez and the Decline of an Exceptional Democracy; co editor with Jan Rus of Mexico 2006-2012: neoliberalism, movimientos sociales y politica electoral; and author of Under the Shadow of the Eagles, The Border and the Transformation of Sonora During the Porfiriato.

    His research expertise includes contemporary Latin America, society and politics in Venezuela and Mexico, oil, culture and politics in Venezuela, the drug war in Mexico, Mexican border society, Chicanos/as and Latinos/as in the United States, and Latin American immigration policies.

    Research Interests

    • Venezuelan politics, oil and culture and the U.S. presence in Venezuela
    • Mexican social and political structures in the 19th and 20th Centuries
    • Latin American immigration policies and the diaspora

    Areas of Expertise

    CHICANO STUDIES

    • Contemporary Venezuela
    • Contemporary Mexican Society and Politics
    • Mexican Border Society
    • Latin American History
    • Chicanos/as and Latinos/as in the United States
  • Work

    Work

    Venezuela: What Everyone Needs to Know, NewYork: Oxford University Press, 2015

    Una herencia que perdura, petróleo, cultura y sociedad en Venezuela, Caracas: GALAC, 2014

    A la sombra de las águilas, Sonora y la transformación de la frontera durante el Porfiriato, México: Fondo de Cultura, 2010

    The Enduring Legacy: Oil, Culture and Society in Venezuela, Durham: Duke University Press, 2009

    Venezuela, Hugo Chávez and the Decline of an Exceptional Democracy Steve Ellner and Miguel Tinker Salas ed., Boulder: Rowman and Littlefield, 2007

    "The Mexican Presidency, 2006-2012: Neoliberalism, Social Movements and Electoral Politics," Latin American Perspectives, Jan Rus and Miguel Tinker Salas (ed.) March, 2006 Vol. 33:2 Issue 147

    México 2006-2012: neoliberalism, movimientos sociales y política electoral Jan Rus and Miguel Tinker Salas, (cord.) México: Miguel Ángel Porrúa and Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas, 2006
    Under the Shadow of the Eagles, The Border and the Transformation of Sonora During the PorfiriatoBerkeley: University of California Press, 1997

    Featured Opinion/Editoria Columns

    "Can Ecuador Bring Chevron to Justice?" 24 April 2015
    "U.S. Once Again Alone at Americas Summit,"The Gulf Today, 14 April 2015
    "Mexico and Venezuela: A Study in U.S. Bias," The Progressive, 5 March 2015
    "In Mexico, a Crisis Long in the Making," New York Times, 2 Dec. 2014

    Featured Work

  • Education

    Education

    Ph.D.
    University of California, San Diego

    Master of Arts
    University of California, San Diego

    Bachelor of Arts
    University of California, San Diego

    Recent Courses Taught

    • Contemporary Mexico
    • Identity & Culture in Latin America
    • Latin America Since Independence
    • Mexico United States Border
    • Social Movements and Political Protests in Latin America
    • Senior Tutorial in Latin American and Chicano/a Latino/a Studies
  • Awards & Honors

    Awards & Honors

    Mexican Club de Periodistas, International Media Prize for political commentary and critical perspective on electronic media, 2009

    Howard Fellowship 2003

    National Endowment for the Humanities, Grant, 1997

    Pomona College, Graves Fellowship, 1996

    Pomona College; Wig Distinguished Professorship Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1997 

    University of California, President's Fellowship, 1987-1988